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Home sales on the rise at Pelican Preserve

July 31, 2011
Contributed by Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations , Naples Daily News

WCI Communities, just outside Lehigh Acres, has announced 55 homes have been sold at Pelican Preserve since reintroduction of new home sales in July 2010.

Nearing 50 percent completion, the 55 and better lifestyle community in Fort Myers is planned with a total of 2,500 residences.

Within the past six months, Pelican Preserve has introduced new homes and neighborhoods to meet the demands of homebuyers.

Vaentina, a neighborhood of 14 homesites with golf course views, offers three two- and three-bedroom home designs ranging from 1,743 to 2,200 square feet of air-conditioned living area priced starting at $217,990.

The Materita neighborhood offers the popular Milan cottage home. This attached villa features two bedrooms, two baths and 1,229 square feet of air-conditioned living area, including a large great room. It is priced starting at $149,990.

Materita also features two villa designs offering 1,593 and 1,807 square feet of living area with three bedrooms, priced starting at $199,990.

Most recently, Pelican Preserve reintroduced Viadana, a neighborhood of popular carriage homes with 1,721 to 2,231 square feet of living area and golf and lake views, priced from $198,990.

Each home includes upgrades such as gourmet kitchens with Whirlpool appliances, granite countertops, designer tile, home alarm systems, concrete-tile roofs and professional landscaping to complement each neighborhood's ambience.

Plaza del Sol, the 70,000-square-foot town center, is the centerpiece of the Pelican Preserve lifestyle. The center offers fitness, swimming, arts and crafts studios, and dining at Destinations restaurant. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, tennis, softball and lawn bowling.

There are 27 holes of golf designed by Chip Powell, plus the 24,500-square-foot Golf Club, where members can enjoy fine and casual dining, events and a fitness center with wellness, fitness and spa treatment rooms.

Pelican Preserve was awarded the Gold Seal of Sustainability from Audubon International's Sustainable Development program. In addition to sidewalks and walking trails, the community includes 38 acres set aside for an observation boardwalk and nature preserve.

Pelican Preserve is off Exit 136 of Interstate 75, south of Colonial Boulevard on Treeline Avenue. The welcome center and models are open daily. New homes are available starting in the mid-$100,000s. Online at



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